Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Operation Rebound
Operation Rebound provides unparalled sports opportunities and support to our troops and veterans of any branch of service and first responders who have served honorably and have suffered permanent physical injuries. www.operationrebound.orgMarine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation
The Foundation provides educational bonds to the children of Marines and Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or died under extraordinary circumstances while serving the country at home or abroad. www.mc-lef.org
Back In Action
2004 All Star Buddy Bowl Guest of Honor and 2006 Master of Ceremonies Major David Rozelle wrote a book about his experience in Iraq and the tough months of rehabilitation after losing his foot to a mine. Through steadfast determination he made his way back to Iraq as a commander of an armored cavalry troop. David's book, "Back in Action: An American Soldier's Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude" is available in stores. (Regnery Publishing, $27.95, ISBN: 0-89526-041-7)
Captain Dawn Halfaker, the 2007 All Star Buddy Bowl Guest of Honor, lost her arm when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by a rocket propelled grenade. Despite her injury, Dawn continued to lead her troops through the engagement and to safety. Dawn is a San Diego native and will play in this year’s All Star Buddy Bowl.
Dawn Halfaker founded Halfaker and Associates in January 2006, recognizing the growing need for dynamic consultants with specialized experience to provide national security services to the Federal Government.
In addition, Dawn served as a military liaison to the House Armed Services Committee where she advised the committee Chair on central Department of Defense issues. Since 2005, she has worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), specializing in technical consulting for the Defense Sciences Office. Her mission is to help initiate research that will provide advanced capabilities to the military. Dawn also remains very active with veteran's affairs and is a member of many of the veteran's service organizations and serves on various advisory committees.
The Buddy Bowl Fund will support David and Dawn and others like them to continue in their athletic endeavors.
To give you an idea of what your funds will do, take a look at the following list. It really does make a difference.
· Hand Cycle $2,200
· Basketball Chair $1,800
· Soccer Chair $1,800
· Race Chair $1,800
· Mono Ski $3,000
· Ski Scholarship $1,200
· Training Grant $750
· Training Camp $750-$1,000